Controlled Substance Alternatives

At Mindful our number one priority is patient health and safety. As part of our commitment to patient centered care and safety, we do not prescribe any habit forming or controlled substances, with the exception of buprenorphine for those receiving services from Mindful Recovery. There are healthy non-habit forming alternatives that are available and will be discussed during the session with one of our highly qualified mental health providers.

Below is a list of substances that we do not prescribe because of the potential addictive concerns, and the alternative medications we offer for safe and effective treatment.

Adderall - Treatment for ADHD

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: Wellbutrin, Strattera, Clonidine, Guanfacine

Ambien – Treatment for Sleep

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: Trazodone, Benadryl, Vistaril, Remeron and other such safe medications

Ativan – Treatment for Anxiety

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: Hydroxyzine, Gabapentin and other such safe medications for acute relief however for long term relief we prescribe medications like Zoloft, Prozac, Effexor and other similar medications.

Concerta – Treatment for ADHD

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: Wellbutrin, Strattera, Clonidine, Guanfacine

Klonopin – Treatment for anxiety, multiple other reasons

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: hydroxyzine, gabapentin and other such safe medications for acute relief however for long term relief we prescribe medications like zoloft, prozac, effexor and other similar medications

Opioid Pain Killers – Treatment for pain

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: we do not treat chronic physical pain conditions

Ritalin – Treatment for ADHD

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: Wellbutrin, strattera

Valium – Treatment for anxiety, multiple other reasons

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: hydroxyzine, gabapentin and other such safe medications for acute relief however for long term relief we prescribe medications like zoloft, prozac, effexor and other similar medications

Vyvanse – Treatment for ADHD

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: Wellbutrin, strattera

Xanax – Treatment for anxiety, multiple other reasons

  • Alternatives offered at Mindful: hydroxyzine, gabapentin and other such safe medications for acute relief however for long term relief we prescribe medications like zoloft, prozac, effexor and other similar medications
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